Pakistan Backed Terror Module Linked To Dawood’s Brother Busted
Delhi Police Special Cell busted a Pakistan backed terror team and arrested six people including two Pakistani-trained terrorists. The arrested suspects were planning to carry out targeted killings and blasts across the country.
The busted Pakistan-ISI coordinated and organised terror team was being closely managed by terrorist Dawood Ibrahim’s brother.
Delhi Police recovered high-end imported weapons, Italian Pistols firearms, ammunition and explosive from the arrested persons. Police said the arrested persons were likely to target the states like Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra.
The arrested persons include Jaan Mohammad Seikh (47) of Maharashtra, Osama (22) alias Sami of Jamianagar, Delhi, Moolchand alias Lala (47) of Raebareli, Uttar Pradesh, Zeeshan Qamar (28) of Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, Md Abu Bakar (23), Bahraich, Uttar Pradesh and Mohammad Amir Javed (31) of Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.
Addressing a press conference, Neeraj Thakur, Special Cell Commissioner, Delhi Police said, “In a multistate operation, we have arrested six people. Two among them were trained in Pakistan recently. We got inputs from the central agency that plans across the border are being made to execute terror activities in several cities in India. Delhi Police Special Cell made a special team after the input. After analysing human and technical inputs, we observed the terror network is spread over several states.
This is a Pak coordinated and organised module. We conducted raids simultaneously in several states this morning. First, we arrested a person named Sameer a resident of Maharashtra. He was arrested from Kota while travelling by train. Two people were arrested in Delhi. Then with collaboration with UP ATS, we arrested three more persons.”
As per the police, two of the arrested persons Osama and Zeeshan were first taken to Muscat by flight and from there, they reached Pakistan by boat and ship. They were kept at a farmhouse near Gwadar Port where they were provided training to make explosives and operating firearms including AK-47. The training was for around 15 days. After receiving the training they came back to India via Muscat. Reaching India they started working as sleeper cells.
Osama and Zeeshan told Delhi Police that there were around 14-15 Bengali speaking people with them when they were taken to Pakistan from Muscat. These people were divided into different groups. Delhi Police believes that these people were also taken for a similar kind of training.
Thakur said, “These people were very closely coordinated from across the border. Two teams were made. The first team was managed by underworld don Dawood Ibrahim’s brother Anees Ibrahim. This team was made for passing on and safekeeping firearms from across the border. Sameer and Lala were part of this underworld team. The second team was to arrange funding through Hawala. One of the arrested persons was given the role to identify cities and locations during the festive season especially Navratra and Ramleela so that IED and bombs can be exploded.”
Interrogation of the arrested persons and further investigation is underway.